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Nikki's Drive Inn

899 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-3311
+1 423-265-9015
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fried shrimp” (27 reviews)
“onion rings” (54 reviews)
“hamburger” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
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LOCATION
899 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-3311
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Two for dinner on a week night. Seated quickly, and a friendly server came promptly to take drink orders. Drinks were served just as promptly. The menu is fairly broad for such a small venue, and the drive inn is highly regarded as serving the...More

Thank ECS4me
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast food price for sit down meal. Onion rings good. Fresh and hot. Shrimp are huge. Batter lacks flavor. Cash only or ATM with fee. Outdated but comfortable. Prices are great. Food is very good. Service efficient. Handicap accessible with booth and tables. Bathroom might...More

Thank Vacationerx2
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Food is average at best. They do not have a credit card machine. Nikki's this is the 21st century. The Waitresses were very kind and the service was good. The manager at the register left a lot to be desired. Like, saying thank you for...More

Thank Alicia R
Reviewed 3 June 2017

After hearing locals laud this place, hubby and I went for the first time to see what the hoopla was about. Our first trouble began in the parking lot, which is designed so tightly that it's next to impossible to get around the building. When...More

Thank Sandi G
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Despite having lived a good part of my life in Chattanooga I had never been to Nikki's Drive Inn. My grandparents actually go every week. Nikki's has been open since 1941 and located in North Chattanooga long before it was trendy. It is a simple...More

Thank GoVols79
Reviewed 14 May 2017

If you need to get an excellent southern delightful meal, this is the place to visit. The onion rings are Vidalia, hand coated rings that melt in your mouth. The hamburgers, hamburger steak, bacon-wrapped chicken livers and huge gulf shrimp will satisfy your hunger and...More

Thank Terry T
Reviewed 9 May 2017

All I've ever eaten here are the Livers. They are soooo good. Better than mine! So I have to order them every time I go. Maybe one day I'll try something else.

Thank Remy D
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

I drive by Nikki's at least 8 times a week and ponder their sign that reads Gulf Coast Shrimp. Tonight we gave it a try. Two in our party got the 6-count extra large shrimp platter, $14...comes with greasy fries, a hush puppy and a...More

Thank DealScout
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The old saying "What you got is what you got" certainly applies to Nikki's.The facility is not pretty and it is small inside but boy the shrimp, onion rings, hush puppies are the best around. Nikkis is a tradition in Chattanooga and it is a...More

Thank Butch F
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for part of the Chattanooga food scene, this isn't it. If you want comfort, greasy, delicious, this us the right place. Order the onion rings, gulf shrimp or a burger. It's all good.

Thank shelley0nther0ad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$7
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 899 Cherokee Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37405-3311
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
  • Phone Number: +1 423-265-9015
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